Overview

The first title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were the largest amphibious military operation ever mounted. The greatest armada the world had ever seen was assembled to transport the Allied invasion force across the Channel and open the long-awaited second front against Hitler’s Third Reich. Of the landings on the five assault beaches, Omaha Beach was the only one ever in doubt. Within moments of the first wave landing a third of the assault...
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D-Day 1944 (1): Omaha Beach

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Overview

The first title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were the largest amphibious military operation ever mounted. The greatest armada the world had ever seen was assembled to transport the Allied invasion force across the Channel and open the long-awaited second front against Hitler’s Third Reich. Of the landings on the five assault beaches, Omaha Beach was the only one ever in doubt. Within moments of the first wave landing a third of the assault troops were casualties. Yet by the end of D-Day the Atlantic Wall had been breached and the US Army’s V Corps was firmly entrenched on French soil.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782001461
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/24/2012
  • Series: Campaign, #100
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 398,693
  • File size: 50 MB
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Steven J Zaloga works as a senior analyst for an aerospace research firm, and serves as an adjunct staff member with the Strategy, Forces, and Resources division of the Institute for Defense Analyses. His work includes over 50 books on military history and technology as well as many television documentaries. Steven’s grandfather landed at Omaha beach on D-Day in an engineer battalion supporting the 1st Infantry Division, while his father served in an engineer battalion that landed on Omaha beach several days later.
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  • Posted May 9, 2009

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    A concise review of Omaha Beach invasion

    While other texts might well be longer, this was useful and informative text. The maps and photographs are helpful as well.

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